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Phoenix Mercury Pull Off a Wild Game in OT; Win 89-87 vs. Chicago Sky

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By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— History repeated itself Tuesday night as the Phoenix Mercury walked off the court at U.S. Airways Center winners against the Chicago Sky.  However, the path to getting the win was much different as the Mercury forced overtime against the Sky and pulled ahead to a final score of 89-87. The Mercury were down by 19 points at ... Read More »

Dr. Jenn Welter brings “never quit factor” to Cardinals

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. — Dr. Jenn Welter is cut from the exact same cloth her head coach is cut from. “You know, I’m taking a page from (Cardinals’ head) coach (Bruce) Arians’ playbook, and that’s just being real with people,” Welter said. “I am not perfect. I have not done all the right things, or said all the ... Read More »

Cardinals Training Camp Primer: Wide Receivers

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Who to throw to…who to throw to…who will Carson Palmer throw to this season? That’s a dilemma all 32 NFL head coaches and starting quarterbacks want to have when you’re talking about having an abundance of talent at the wide receiver position, like the Arizona Cardinals have. In this case, more is definitely better ... Read More »

AJ Cruz Signed by Bears

AJ Cruz is headed to the NFL, joining the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Brian Kreps)

By Brian Kreps Contributing writer CHANDLER, AZ. – A.J. Cruz of the Arizona Rattlers was signed by the Chicago Bears on Monday. The kick returner and fan favorite has never been to an NFL camp and is looking forward to it. “I am very eager and very excited. I still have a lot of work to do,” Cruz said. Cruz ... Read More »

Cardinals hire first female coach in NFL history

BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – Back in March at the NFL Owners Meeting, Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians was asked about female coaches, and if there will ever be any in the NFL. “The minute they can prove that they can make a player better, they’ll be hired, because all players want (to know) is, ‘How are you gonna ... Read More »

Cardinals Training Camp Primer: Offensive Line

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. — In the NFL, games are won in the trenches. If you don’t have solid offensive and defensive lines, then you’re not going to have much success at all. The Arizona Cardinals didn’t get championship caliber play out of their offensive line last season, but what they got from them wasn’t as bad as it’s ... Read More »

Carson Palmer poised to get his first Super Bowl title

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – You talk about an impact player? Carson Palmer was that guy for the Arizona Cardinals last season. Arizona was 6-0 in the games Palmer played in, and 8-1 after Palmer went down against the St. Louis Rams early in November. They’d move to 9-1 after beating the Detroit Lions the following Sunday behind Palmer’s ... Read More »

Rattlers win fifth straight over KISS, 68-55

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BY: ED COLE PHOENIX — It’s a good thing the Arizona Rattlers had such a big first half against the Los Angeles KISS on Sunday, otherwise they might have left U.S. Airways Center losers. The Rattlers built up a huge lead, and were almost singlehandedly demolished by Los Angeles quarterback Dann Southwick in the second half. Southwick threw seven touchdowns ... Read More »

Dbacks Pull Past Brewers 2-0 with a Solid Start from De La Rosa

Rubby De La Rosa pitched 8 scoreless innings against the Brewers en route to a Dbacks 2-0 win. Photo courtesy of Ralph Freso/Getty Images

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— On a night at Chase Field that the Arizona Diamondbacks were honoring one of the greatest pitchers of all-time in Randy Johnson, current right- handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa pitched a gem against the Milwaukee Brewers. De La Rosa pitched 8 scoreless innings, striking out 6 batters, giving up 4 hits and walking 2 en route ... Read More »